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Orpheus in the Underworld Tickets

London Opera
Orpheus in the Underworld is set to open at the ENO London Coliseum this autumn!
Director Emma Rice makes her ENO debut in a glitzy production that showcases her talents for theatrical spectacle and humour. Orpheus in the Underworld transports us to a hedonistic, party-filled Underworld. Eurydice is fooled into taking Pluto, ruler of the Underworld, as her lover after her new marriage to Orpheus is broken through tragedy. Orpheus must try to win his wife back, but to achieve the impossible he needs the help of the glamorous, conceited but rather bored gods… Offenbach’s riotous operetta features the popular ‘Can-can’. Ed Lyon and Mary Bevan are Orpheus and Eurydice with Alan Oke as John Styx and Sir Willard White as Jupiter. Joining them are ENO Harewood Artists Alex Otterburn and Idunnu Münch. Former ENO Music Director Sian Edwards (1993-95) returns to conduct. In association with Wise Children. Supported by George & Patti White and a syndicate of donors.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 (24 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Oct 12, 2019

    It is so dynamic, colorful, nice to watch that I forgot I used to hate musical :)

  • Review Avatar Oct 13, 2019

    Unusual, surprising, entertaining.

  • Review Avatar Oct 13, 2019

    The seats were very expensive but it was very entertaining.

  • Review Avatar Oct 14, 2019

    Camp and outrageous production. Excellent singing from both principles and chorus. Funny props.

  • Review Avatar Oct 20, 2019

    Funny well sung operetta Excellent staging Fast and furious

  • Review Avatar Oct 20, 2019

    Due to TfL's threats to close tube stations in the afternoon, and the fact that my partner is unable to walk more than a few hundred yards because of asthma, we were unable to attend the performance. Yet another example of incompetent politicians ruining the quality of life for he general public to pursue their own egos.

  • Review Avatar Oct 20, 2019

    Beautiful performance

  • Review Avatar Oct 21, 2019

    It was a wonderful performance.

  • Review Avatar Oct 28, 2019

    Weird change in the plot , so less funny than other productions, but still wonderful

  • Review Avatar Nov 2, 2019

    Great singing, lovely costumes & sets. A super production.

  • Review Avatar Nov 9, 2019

    First time to the Opera. Better than I expected. Will be going again

  • Review Avatar Nov 9, 2019

    Wonderful, we loved it.

  • Review Avatar Nov 9, 2019

    Very imaginative and unique!

  • Review Avatar Nov 13, 2019

    Shockingly brilliant, modern, funny, visually stimulating adaptation of Orpheus. Will be recommending it to everyone possible

  • Review Avatar Nov 22, 2019

    Why change King of the Beotians to King of Poland?

  • Review Avatar Nov 27, 2019

    Great 1st experience however we felt the view was restricted from view and the production quite cheap, the performers though were all excellent!!

  • Review Avatar Nov 27, 2019

    Excellent production, made the operetta fun and up to-date! Would definitely recommend both for opera lovers and theatre enthusiasts looking for a good night out.

  • Review Avatar Nov 27, 2019

    The music was beautiful, and the orchestra sounded amazing. The costumes were surprising, the scenography was interesting sometimes. The choir sounded fascinating. However, the idea and changed libretto appeared to be dissappointing and left us dissatisfied. Some parts and jokes looked more like a trivial stand-up show rather than operetta. In general, such modern interpretation of the original story is not appropriate and does not fit magnificent music.

  • Review Avatar Nov 28, 2019

    I preferred the classical production. The second act was excellent but the final act contained far too much gratuitous sex and violence which detracted ffrom the music. The orhestra was excellent and Eurydice outstanding.

  • Review Avatar Nov 29, 2019

    The performance was fantastic and smack bang up-to-date..the caption board was a usefull bonus appart from when I moved seats to the back row of the upper circle where I couldn,t see it.i moved seats because I have long legs and became uncomfortable.i thoroughly enjoyed it all in your wonderfull theatre.1st visit to this theatre.